Putting Ireland First

“Putting Ireland first [in Europe]”. Sinn Féin European election hoarding for candidate Bairbre de Brún on the side of the Andersonstown office (Connolly House).

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Óglach Caoimhín Mac Brádaigh

Óglach Caoimhín Mac Brádaigh was killed by the UDA’s Michael Stone during the latter’s attack on mourners in Milltown cemetery at the funerals of the Gibraltar 3 in March 1988. The board originally on the main Andersonstown Road (see M04031).

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Coiste Chontae Aontroma CLG

“Coiste Chontae Aontroma CLG 125 Bliain. Cluichí cultúr agus teanga.” [County Antrim GAA Committee, 125th anniversary] Casement Park, named after Roger Casement (in the lower right knotwork WP), was opened in 1953, blessed by Cardinal D’Alton, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (shown in the lower right. The central panel shows Setanta, who became Cú Chulainn by (in one version) killing Culann’s hound with a sliotar. (Victor Patterson has an image of a British Army post being constructed on the pitch.) Andersonstown Road, Belfast. (The same image would later be used on the bookies at bottom of Whiterock Road. See X00549)

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Léana An Dúin – Unbowed, Unbroken

Cú Chulainn stands dying, an inspiration to republicans fighting against the British (rather than Queen Medb), including those Lenadoon locals whose portraits adorn the apex: Tony Henderson, John Finucane, Tony Jordan, Brendan O’Callaghan, Joe McDonnell, Laura Crawford, Mairéad Farrell, Patricia Black, Bridie Quinn (Bridie O’Neill in the previous version of this mural). Repainted, with plaque on the right: “This mural, dedicated to the patriot dead of Lenadoon, was unveiled by Gerard O’Neill, Easter 2009.”

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Fathers And Sons Of The Shankill

“The area suffered immense loss of life during the Blitz of the Second World War. Having given so much in the fight for liberty during World Wars I and II, these digital artworks by Steven Tunley commemorate experience and history from enlistment in World War I to the Blitz and to the celebration of VE Day. The project was funded by the Re-Imaging Communities programme of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and delivered by Belfast City Council with the support of the Lower Shankill Community Association. This project would not have been possible without the support and participation of the local community.” Dover Place, Belfast.

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A-Z History Of The Shankill Road

“The new mural [replacing Shankill Rd Supports Drumcree] presents and A-Z of the Shankill, celebrating history and tradition and depicting images of those who have become celebrated far beyond. Artist Lesley Cherry worked with members of the Lower Shankill Community Association to research this digital work which was installed May 2009.”

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